What's up with customer support these days? Does it piss you off as much as it does for me? I"m mean seriously, we're dealing with companys that have a crap load of money (microsoft, magellan, etc); yet when we call for support we get somebody that can barely speak any english on the other line who so happens to be located in India.

If I was a senator, or maybe president, I shall declare a new law:

The Tin Act
  1. All U.S. based company's telecom personals are requried to pass the Tin's fluency exams. This exams consist on the understanding and speaking of the english language.
  2. If your company is larger than 1000+ workers, all telecom personals are required to score at least 95% on the Tin's fluency exam. A local U.S. call center is required!
  3. If your company is smaller than 1000+ workers, all telecom personals are required to score at least 85% on the Tin's fluency exam. 50% Outsource is permitted.
  4. All company's outsource has to pass the Tin's connection quality test. Find the nearest Tin center to schedule an inpection.
  5. If your last name is Bush, or contains any word close to Bush (ie. bushes, hebrush, brushme, bushal) you cannot run for any political position.

I am law..... and I say...... #$%^$$%^&^%......

Tool 2007

My 2nd Tool show and one of the best shows I've ever seen. Everything was thought out and perfect! It was amazing. Me and Ann sat in the very FRONT row!! 20ft. from the stage! Here are the pictures, sorry they don't allow cameras so I had to use my phone.
So Close to the Stage!

Me and Ann are in total shock!

Tool is just about to take the stage!

Sooo excited!


Kick ass lights

It was packed!

Very Packed!

Laser Light Shows

Beautiful Stage Lights/Projectors... everything!

This is in my top 3 best shows ever! If you don't know tool, I'm may have to come over and bitch slap you! =)

CHAC - Worse Place Ever

My band has been playing all over Seattle for about 2 years now and we've pretty much gotten use to the poor management and organization of the people setting up shows at venues (not bars). However, on Halloween Eve we were unpleasantly surprised by a bunch of stupid people who thought they are actually something in the music scene by hosting a show in the shittiest venue we've been to..... the Capitol Hill Art Center... aka. CHAC

Well let me start by giving a run down on what happened that night..

4:30 PM, I got off work and quickly caught the next bus to the park and ride
5:15 PM, I arrived home and waited for my band members to arrive for the car pool
6:00 PM, Me, Kenny and Jeff left Bellevue towards Ballard
6:30 PM, We arrived, packed all our shit, and left the studio
7:15 PM, Finally made it to CHAC, parked our trailer 2 blocks away
8:30 PM, Show started, 3 hours till we are scheduled to play
9:30 PM, Shitty rap, 2 hours till we are scheduled to play
10:30 PM, OMG the music is killing us, 1 hour till we are scheduled to play
11:30 PM, Host told us the show got delayed and we will be on at 12:30, that there was only one band in front of us. So we loaded ALL our gear in to the venue...
12:45 AM, Host told us that he made a mistake and there is another band in front of us, we will be on at 1:30AM.
1:00 AM, Everybody is pissed, we are now loading stuff out the door and heading back to Ballard.
1:30 AM, Arrived at Ballard, unload and then left home.
2:00 AM, Arrived back at my house in Bellevue...

Lets me see now, 6:00PM - 2:00AM that's um... 8 hours! 8 hours spent just sitting on our ass for nothing! Fucking absolute bullshit. We were suppose to be on at 11:30... 1:30 is 2 hours late! Not to mention the host didn't fucking think about the fact that the bar closes at 2AM....

Now why was the show delayed? Well the host thought it'd be nice to hire a cheap ass soundman who didn't know what the fuck he was doing. After blowing 3 channels ($$$) on their house mixer, you'd think he'd finally step up to the plate and start figuring shit out. But noooo, instead he got MOODY! Yelling at Kenny "Back the fuck off man!"... dude, before you go around saying you can completely manage the sound booth at a show... you should seriously consider the consequences if you fucked up. I hope you didn't get paid.

We are working musicians, most of us have full time jobs in the morning and accepting a show on a weeknight for us takes a big toll on our sleep not to mention time. So many musicians today are on a one track mind, they are out to only help themselves, and are blind to the fact that they've screwed a bunch over. So long as they get to play... shit... lets take out time... drink some beer, talk to our friends... hurry the fuck up, look at the clock, you're the ones that set up this show...

I'm just glad that not too many of our fans came. For the people that did show up I felt embarrassed and very sorry for coming out to nothing.

I rarely get this worked up over anything, but for something this bullshit, frankly... I just am surprised how low musicians are.

I'm feeling a little better now, thanks for listening.. :P

Picture of the Day

With my back turned, they finally have their chance to show what they really think about me.. :D "It's clobber time!"

The joy of poker!

Makes me happy when I do pretty well out of 630 players. My alias is "Rocky_Tin"... so close!


Finally a post! Sorry for the lack of time to keep all my peeps informed on what's going on... Here are the pictures taken with a crappy cellphone on Sunday!! The Unearth show was intense, the band was awesome and of course, El'Corazon was the place to be! Def. recommend you guys to check them out.

Silent Epidemic Trailer?!?!

Can this be true? Yep... Last week me and Kenny went up to Everett to pick up a POS trailer for the band. It was dirt cheap, had a couple of bad wood (didn't take pictures... looked like shit), but hell, it has wheels and it can fit all our gear. Just need a little TLC.

Trailer Pictures:

Now me and Kenny have been working our ass of this past week, not to mention the whole weekend on fixing it up, we did 2-3 coats of primer and 2 coat of black satin paint. So here are the progress pictures of the exterior.

Now for a teaser...

You'll see that rig on our next show all pretty and sexy... mmmmm... metalicious...

Puyallap Fair

Ann and Jon

Me and Ann
Goats in love...


It was crowded, traffic was horrible heading there.. but it was worth it seeing all the animals. Will I recommend going there? If crowded, no way... so many lines... so many people just made everything seem not worth it. If it wasn't crowded I will highly recommend it since there is so much you can do. Take a weekday off, don't go there in the weekend!

Why my neck tends to hurt....

Because I do this a couple hundred times a show...
(Look at the hair!)

Entertaining Music Videos...

Just wanted to share these cause I found them funny.

Nickleback - Rock Star (Lots of guests in the video):

KSE - Holy Diver Remake (So fucking funny!)

TV Upgrade, it's about time...



I'm so much happier now. Got my xbox back from repair with a 1 month subscription to xbox live, the HD DVD player hooked up and watched a bit of King Kong, and put in many hours on Gears of War this weekend. Good stuff.

Fucking Microsoft.... Pt. 2

Decided to call them again today to harass them more on how long it takes to ship my xbox and found out from them that my XBox console has shipped! Wow.... that last lady I talked to must have been retarded... However, because I'm so detail orientated, I wanted to find my tracking number but their automated system doesn't tell me what it is. So I asked for customer service and they placed me in a call queue.....

There is nothing more annoying that being stuck in line on the phone listening to stupid music and an annoucement thats says "You can find more information on your xbox repair status by going to service.xbox.com." of course I tried... and of course, their online system is a POS and errors out when I try to log in... I tested with 2 different computers and still the same issue. So I decided to stay in line.

1hr 45mins later I connected with an agent..... WTF WJDA:KJLSDLAIYSD(@!*&#)(!*@&#()!*@

At least I got the tracking number...

Fucking Microsoft....

I hate the xbox repair system. Here’s the timeline of events:

July 18th: Contacted Microsoft for a repair on my console

July 18th: Email notification that the box to put the xbox in has been shipped to me.

July 26th: The damn box finally arrives via UPS, 3 days shipping my ass… took them 8 days due to an address mistake by Microsoft.

July 19th: Shipped it out from our front office, took them 2 WEEKS TO PICK IT UP!!!! Stupid UPS.

August 7th: Arrives at the Xbox service center in Texas was told by CS that the repair will take 2 days.

August 13th: I called Xbox CS (took me 50 mins to get to a CS agent) and the xbox still hasn’t been repaired, she then told me that it can take 3-4 weeks to repair an xbox….. I was like “WTF, you’re kidding me!!!”, she said “no, we really want to make sure it doesn’t happen again. But call back in two weeks to check the status”…. “can I help you with anything else?”…..

Ring of Death!

Great, just fucking great, two weeks later I’ll be back on the phone for 50 mins to get somebody who’s most likely going to say “Call us back later”.. Cheers Bill Gates, you made a great company that is comprised of outsourced CS who can barely speak English… 3-4 weeks to repair an xbox? I can get my CAR REPAIRED FASTER!!! That includes testing, quoting, billing, etc…. Here’s a suggestion…. Next time, put out a quality product that doesn’t require customers to spend so much time (which = money) on figuring out what’s wrong, bitching at the lack of warranty for a poor product, then spending 2 months to get it repaired…. Fuck…

From HDTV to Golf... AGAIN!

For some reason when I converse with my brother, we always end up going back to golfing. This was our latest coversation....

Chris: Hey Jon, I'm buying it $XXX including an antenna. Yes it has a tuner... :)

Jon: You're like way to anxious to buy an HDTV >_>

Chris: I want one, I want one, I want one! =P

Jon: I say wait at least till the football season starts :P

Chris: Hehehehe too late.... Football starts in a month.

Jon: I know when I'm in a losing argument.

Chris: We were arguing?

Jon: No... >_> I didn't say that. :P That was supposed to be a joke. :D :D I don't mind having an HDTV to be honest. Its just the price tag is insane.

Chris: Jonnny! You pay for it, you make x 1.5 my salary... heheh

Jon: Why would I want to spend that much on an HDTV when I can invest in HD Golf Clubs?? I'm seriously considering investing in the Callaways X-20s... >_> We'll see, let me think about it clearly. :P

Chris: High Definition Golf Clubs.... Where you can see clearly how badly you hit the ball... har har

Jon: Or... High Definition Golf Clubs... Where you can see clearly how well it goes up your opponents butt for making fun of the purchaser. Har de har har back :P Yours made me chuckle though ;P

Chris: If you do get the HD golf clubs, be sure to get a compatible HD ball so you can find your OB shots.

Jon: I.... can't...make....a....witty....comeback....

Chris: Well make sure your cables are plugged in securely then email me back.

Jon: Uh.. I don't need an HD Ball to locate where my OB shot is. I just need to locate yours, and mine will be 50 ft closer to the green from it. *ZING*

Chris: That's why you need an HD Ball, if you look closely and in higher definition, what you though was yours is actually mine. You should always check your ball bud... or pick up some HD balls at your local bestbuy.

Jon: Maybe you need to pick up some HD Balls of your own.. and a set of binoculars, weed-whackers, machetes, safari hunting hats, a weeks ration and a speed dial to your local search and rescue, so you can actually find your shot. .... and don't forget your tent and sleeping bag.

Chris: If I do manage to lose a ball, I'll just have you and your miss swings trim the lawn for me. ;)

Jon: May not be enough lawn left after you canyon-making practice swings....

Chris: I know, I cna't control my immense strength...

Jon: LOL

Jon: When I caddie for you. I'll ask you... "This is a good seven-shovel shot, but if you loosen up, I bet you can tunnel your way to the green with a six-shovel."

Chris: Lol.... har har.... you ended up as my caddie! =P

Jon: Touche ;p

Best Birthday Ever!

Sorry it's been a while since I post anything, haven't had time since right after my birthday I had to leave for a Family reunion in Windsor, CA. This blog will be about my birthday since it was probably one of the best days I've had in a long time. To save you a huge blog, I'm going to just post pictures with description in order.

Show Pictures!

Sorry it took me so long to post there but here are pictures of our show last Friday. It was by far the best Studio Seven show and the pictures (Taken by Mark Sixby) are very good! Enjoy!